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Old 07-24-2009, 05:17 PM   #1
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Is it too late to start growing hops this year? The Texas growing season will probably last until the end of october.

Where is a good place online to order the rhyzomes? I would love to grow some cascades (i use these ALOT)

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:18 PM   #2
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i'm wondering the same thing.. planted some about 3 weeks ago... i'm up in canada.. growing season wont be too long here... i think it's still good to grow the roots for an early start next year

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:19 PM   #3
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Way late.

Rhizomes are all sold out by now.

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Old 07-24-2009, 05:22 PM   #4
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so, i need to be ready to start growing next march.... gives me plenty of time to get ready for the next planting season. I hear some usable hops are possible first year, but don't count on it.

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I planted Cascade and Chinook (1st year) in mid-March and I wasn't expecting much of a harvest at all - but I'm looking at 3-4 ounces dry based on what is hanging on the bines now.

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Do you know anyone near you that is growing Cascades? You could get a head start on next year, check this link out:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f92/propagating-cuttings-121264/

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I planted Cascade and Chinook (1st year) in mid-March and I wasn't expecting much of a harvest at all - but I'm looking at 3-4 ounces dry based on what is hanging on the bines now.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:06 PM   #8
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Iam absolutely not an expert. I'm just as much a jock brewer as I am a jock gardener. If you were me, and if you can find any part of a hop plant whatsoever I would stick it in the ground and hope for the best. There is not much to lose in the way of cash, but if it takes, my limited experience tells me that any growth in the first year is a big help for the following year.

Like I said, I'm no expert, as my sig indicates.

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I got some of these last month

Fresh Hop Rhizome Plants for Growing Hops at Home

Looks like they are still available. Mine are getting started in 5 gallon buckets. I ordered 3, they sent me 5, but only 3 have sprouted. I have no expectation of any harvest this year, but hope this gives me a better chance at some yield next year. Since most of what they seem to be doing this year is getting roots growing, it seems reasonable to start them. I'm toying with the idea of bringing the buckets inside in the fall and running grow lights for a couple of extra months to see if that helps. Already have the lights 4' flourescent grow lights and timer. By standing them vertically I could have my own hops tanning salon.

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thanks for the link. Not sure I want Mt. Hood tho, I really would prefer Cascade. I have never used Mt. Hood yet, but almost half my recipes call for Cascade.
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